India, with its wide diversity of cultures and ethnicity has an ancient clothing design tradition. However its only in the last few decades that the Indian Fashion Industry has started emerging from infancy to pop up on the international stage. Fashion designers have certainly been instrumental in the strides that Indian Fashion Industry has taken post 1990’s, buoyed by the global fashion and the economic boom in India. Today we have both established as well as constantly emerging and challenging Indian fashion designers trying to make a mark and establish brands globally. With their unique ideas, styles and designs, it becomes difficult to choose those whom we can bunch together as the “Most Famous and The Best”. It’s here that N4M media has established its authenticity through surveys and innovative methodology to bring to you an authentic list of “Top Most Famous and The Best Fashion Designers in India”. N4M constantly tries including upcoming talent that challenges established ones by improving and bettering records one notch at a time.

7Pernia Qureshi


A trained Kuchipudi dancer, Pernia Qureshi is one of India’s leading style icons and fashion entrepreneurs. She has been a stylist with Harper’s Bazaar, Elle & Conde Nast in New York & New Delhi. Pernia has also designed costumes for Bollywood viz for films like ‘Aisha’. Her entrepreneurial journey started with the creation and launch of Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop in 2012, India’s first true fashion e-commerce website that showcases over 500 designers, and delivers worldwide.

6Satya Paul


Satya Paul is a legend that India has known since decades now and who has always  endeavored for enhancement, finesse and elegance for contemporary life. Famous for his ionic style of bridal outfit particularly the Satya Paul range of sarees has been a hit amongst the fairer sex and earned him a name and place in the fashion industry.

5Ritu Kumar


Ritu Kuma is another naturally gifted Indian Fashion industry stylist. Her designs are innovative and versatile and the wardrobe comprises of a unique range strating from swimwear to evening wear to traditional Indian wear. She specially excels in bridal outfits of sari, lehenga and casual wear. She is the perfect embodiment of tradition, style and elegance. All these clearly reflect in her design and demeanour.

4Rohit Bal


Rohit Bal the fashion designer from New Delhi and a passout from St. Stephenson has often been in news, for both good and bad reasons. He is considered as one of the most vibrant person in the fashion industry. He designs catering to both men and women, bridal and evening collection with day wear and ready to wear collections. His creativity knows no bounds and he mostly creates his own style. His sophisticated designs elaborate both traditional and the modern world.

3Manish Malhotra


is a name that everyone associates with poses in the company of mostly female actress across the film industry. He is charismatic in his fusion of colours, style and glamour quotient. He is one of the few who could blend film and fashion into a single thread. His designs have reflections in many a films like the dress of Urmila for film Rangeela etc.

2Neeta Lulla


Neeta Lulla is another well known Fashion Designer on the national stage. Her simplicity and style has helped her to create an indelible mark in the fashion industry. Having been designing wedding dresses since 1985, Neetu got a break and committed herself mostly to Bollywood after Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit wore her costumes in film Devdas (2002 Hindi film).

1Sabyasachi Mukherjee

The uniqueness in the name extends to the ‘cut above the others’ in talent and fashion designing. A down to earth and humble soul from the city of Kolkata, Sabyasachi is the latest and the youngest buzz in an otherwise high profile and elites dominated fashion industry. Sabyasachi has won innumerable awards from best designs to collections to stylishness. He is an ardent believer in designing clothes using unusual fabrics and fusion of styles in a vibrant colour palette, which draws inspirations from the ancient and medieval traditions.


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